Lapinlahti

Lapinlahti (Swedish: Lapinlahti, also Lapinlax) is a municipality of Finland. It is part of the Northern Savonia region, located 59 kilometres (37 mi) north of the city of Kuopio. The municipality has a population of 9,331 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 1,245.16 square kilometres (480.76 sq mi) of which 148.58 km2 (57.37 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.51 inhabitants per square kilometre (22.0/sq mi).

Lapinlahti
Municipality
Lapinlahden kunta
Lapinlahti kommun
Lapinlahti railway station
Lapinlahti railway station
Coat of arms of Lapinlahti
Coat of arms
Location of Lapinlahti in Finland
Location of Lapinlahti in Finland
Coordinates: 63°22′N 027°23′E / 63.367°N 27.383°E / 63.367; 27.383Coordinates: 63°22′N 027°23′E / 63.367°N 27.383°E / 63.367; 27.383
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Savonia
Sub-regionUpper Savonia
Charter1874
Government
 • Municipal managerHeikki Airaksinen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,245.16 km2 (480.76 sq mi)
 • Land1,096.55 km2 (423.38 sq mi)
 • Water148.58 km2 (57.37 sq mi)
Area rank70th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total9,331
 • Rank110th largest in Finland
 • Density8.51/km2 (22.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.4% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.8%
 • 15 to 6456.7%
 • 65 or older28.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.25%
Websitewww.lapinlahti.fi

The neighboring municipality of Varpaisjärvi was consolidated with Lapinlahti on January 1, 2011.[6]

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

A Locomotive Tv1 No 940 –“The Finnish Cup loco”- at Lapinlahti, with Supporters of the soccer team KuPS after a decisive Cup victory

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "1.1.2011 yhdistyvien kuntien uudet nimet". Kunnat.net (in Finnish). Helsinki: Suomen Kuntaliitto. 2 July 2010. Archived from the original on 15 April 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2011.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lapinlahti at Wikimedia Commons